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Coach Curt Cignetti to INDIANA

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2 hours ago, Ngw7183 said:

Unless you saw something different, all the guys are current portal or former portal guys. So those follows could go back for some or new with recent enters into portal. You would have to look to see if guys like Tayven followed recently or when he was in the portal. That takes some deep diving. 
 

could be all recent but a quick look didn’t seem so.  Just an alternate explanation. 

@SamIam I will retract my own reply. I dug in. It is all very recent and more following as we speak. Appears to be done unless players are jumping the gun but they have been told. 

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33 minutes ago, Demo said:

Gotta confess, when his name suddenly blew up the first thing that struck me was, why not Duke? 

I can take this one......because the ACC has really come out on the short end in conference expansion and I would say their future is on shaky ground.  The Big Ten grabbed UCLA, USC, Oregon, and Washington.  The ACC grabbed.....Stanford, Cal, and SMU.  And North Carolina, Clemson and Florida State both voted against accepting those teams because they didn't agree with the monetary distribution.  Clemson and Florida State are the conferences two big money makers  in football, which is where the bulk of sports revenue tends to come from.  I don't think either Clemson or Florida State will stay in the ACC all that much longer and will eventually be part of the SEC.  At that point it becomes much less lucrative to be in the ACC.

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3 minutes ago, RaceToTheTop said:

I can take this one......because the ACC has really come out on the short end in conference expansion and I would say their future is on shaky ground.  The Big Ten grabbed UCLA, USC, Oregon, and Washington.  The ACC grabbed.....Stanford, Cal, and SMU.  And North Carolina, Clemson and Florida State both voted against accepting those teams because they didn't agree with the monetary distribution.  Clemson and Florida State are the conferences two big money makers  in football, which is where the bulk of sports revenue tends to come from.  I don't think either Clemson or Florida State will stay in the ACC all that much longer and will eventually be part of the SEC.  At that point it becomes much less lucrative to be in the ACC.

Pretty much this, as much as we hate on IU football. they’re a member of the B10/SEC which are the two power conferences at this point, and partly why I think Indiana realizes they need to take football more seriously, because that’s what drives everything 

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8 minutes ago, Hoosierfan222 said:

Pretty much this, as much as we hate on IU football. they’re a member of the B10/SEC which are the two power conferences at this point, and partly why I think Indiana realizes they need to take football more seriously, because that’s what drives everything 

Yep....Pac 12 done as we know it.  Big 12:  Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, BYU, Cincinnati, UCF, Colorado, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech, Utah, and West Virginia.  In terms of football cash cows, they are lacking.

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12 hours ago, Demo said:

Gotta confess, when his name suddenly blew up the first thing that struck me was, why not Duke? That certainly seems like a fit and if you could keep Leonard you can win immediately, which is not nothin’ for a 63 year old. But if he wants to be the guy to take on the least successful program in D-1 history, the dude’s got a pair.  

He does have a pair but since Mallory all 6 of our coaches have only lasted 2-7 seasons.

Cig will either be a hero for getting a dormant P5 program going, and making a lot of cash, or he will fail after 7 years or so, and make a lot of cash, and be 70 years old so he won’t be concerned about his future  career path.

At his age it’s really a no lose proposition for him.

I can hear him  telling his wife “honey I was getting ready to retire in a couple of years but IU wants to give me 20-25 million over the next 5 years or so”.  Mrs Cig (Virginia Slim?) would probably say hell yea!

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I really liked that clip of him with Pat McAfee and crew. I think it’d be cool if once he is indeed named coach, he was able to make his way back to talking with Pat about getting the job. I’d be curious to see how Pat reacts knowing he’s obviously an Indy guy. I bet he’d be pretty pumped. Also wanna see what that Michigan State guy on the show thinks who said he wanted him to be new coach there, which obviously didn’t happen haha

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I'll believe it and start to get excited if/when he's announced. Until then I fully expect IUFB to IUFB it up. I couldn't blame him for wanting to coach his the JMU bowl game. 

Not sure what to make of player's following him. Most of the ones listed in this thread are in the portal but Jackson isn't (that I know of). I generally don't put much stock in social media but I wouldn't think it smart to tell the players unless something was absolutely done. 

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Watched 2 full games of JMU. @Virginia and @Marshall. There were some good and some bad. Some very similar styles and problems we've seen in Allen's tenure. They do things way better than anything Allen's teams ever did though as well.

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I'll elaborate a bit.

Offense:
Good run blocking
Unpredictable play calling
Can see the play calling looking better with better talent
Not afraid to take deep shots
Aggressive after turnovers
Exclusively read option run game
At times utilized a H-back
Poor pass pro
Rarely run outside the tackles
A lot of bubble screens

Defense:
4-3 cover 2 seemed to be base
Good run D
Good pass rush and mostly only rushing 4
Good tackling
Awful pass D
Gave up tons of wide open looks and often got beat
Give up huge chunk plays
If the rush doesn't get to QB their secondary got torched

Special teams:
Very good and aggressive punt rush
Kicking game both P and K seemed solid
Kick Return coverage not good (had 2 returned on them)

Coaching:
Not aggressive on 4th down
Except when down 10 with 8 min to go in 3rd on 4th and 2 at their own 23 he went for it. Didn't get it. Probably the biggest eyebrow raiser for me.
Like I said play calling seemed pretty good overall and they were balanced. Didn't have any real problems with time management. Not a lot of penalties outside of some holds in Virginia game in the 1st half.

Sorry I know that's a lot to even consider reading and not very professional

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